have one foot in the grave


: to be close to dying because of old age or illness

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Recent Examples on the Web Almost all of them have one foot in the grave. Etgar Keret, The New Yorker, 20 June 2022

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“Have one foot in the grave.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/have%20one%20foot%20in%20the%20grave. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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